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Higher Education in Puerto Rico: Conditions and Context Influencing Institutional Resilience Infographic

Excelencia in Education
June 2021

Overview

This infographic shows 5 trends in the conditions and context of higher education in Puerto Rico influencing institutional resilience.

  1. The total population and K-12 educational pipeline has declined, potentially affecting the future college-going pool of applicants.
  2. Full-time retention rates have increased in the last 15 years, despite drops in enrollment, and are higher than the national retention rate.
  3. The cost of attendance across all sectors has been increasing over the last 20 years and there is a significant gap between students’ cost of attendance and the grant aid they receive.
  4. Graduation rates have been on the rise at private 4-year institutions but have remained relatively stagnant at public 4-year institutions.
  5. Despite an increasing share of the population attaining a postsecondary degree, Puerto Rico’s unemployment rate is high.

Suggested Citation: Labandera, E., Santiago, D., and Laurel, J. (May 2021). Washington, D.C.: Excelencia in Education.

 

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Higher Education in Puerto Rico: Conditions and Context Influencing Institutional Resilience Infographic